The Cemetery

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Chilili, New Mexico

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Unusual Tin Grave Marker May 13, 2008
One of the many places we decided to visit after checking RoadsideAmerica.com was this unusual cemetery in Chilili, New Mexico. Chilili is a very small community of just about a hundred citizens in the rolling hills of New Mexico, about an hours drive from Albuquerque. It is the home of tombstones and memorial plaques made of sheets of tin. One man, named Horace McAfee did all the work by punching out the letters and numbers with a hammer and nail, certainly a very time consuming job that took lots of patience and concentration. He has passed away now but the cemetery is a testament to his work. Is it unique and different? Absolutely! Is it worth driving at least an hour out of your way to see and photograph? Only if you like that kind of thing.
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Judes_Girl says:
I discovered this on Roadside America's website as well. Cool...wish it was closer to me because I'd love to visit it.
Posted on: Jan 12, 2013
LeighTravelClub says:
Very different!
Posted on: Jul 15, 2009
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